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RACHEL’S READS

Rachel’s Reads – February 2021

“Always laugh when you can. It is cheap medicine.” – Lord Byron With the pandemic still raging and the news cycle attempting to drive us all into some new form of madness, laughter as medicine has never seemed so enticing. As usual, I have been turning to books for respite, and I wanted to share […]

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Rachel’s Reads – January 2021

“There are no truths, only moments of clarity passing for answers.” – Michel de Montaigne After finishing high school and college, I thought I would be happy to never read or write another essay. Fast forward several years, and once again the saying of “never say never” completely applies. I think school got me too […]

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Rachel’s Reads – December 2020

As this crazy year draws to a close, I have noticed my tendency to take more time for reflection than in previous years. There are quiet moments that I have worked into my morning routine that add a sense of serenity and stillness that I appreciate. As part of my reflection, I figured what better […]

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Rachel’s Reads – November 2020

As Halloween and Daylight Savings have passed, I find myself looking forward to the quiet slowdown before things usually ramp up for the holidays, even though this year they may look markedly different. I enjoy taking in the chillingly cold mornings and the subtle stillness that permeates until Thanksgiving. It’s a time that reminds me […]

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Rachel’s Reads – October 2020

As we have entered a new season with new demands on our time, sometimes the most satisfying feeling is sitting down and devouring an entire book in one sitting. It might be rare to find the time for some uninterrupted binge reading, but below is a selection of recent releases that are all short enough […]

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Rachels Read’s – September 2020

“The true alchemists do not change lead into gold; they change the world into words.” – William H. Gass As I have struggled in the last few months, I have found a new sense of artistic resonance in the genre of memoir. These authors play with words and my sense of the world by blending […]

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Rachel’s Reads – Tie The Knot 2020

Deep breath – it’s over. Between the vows, cake, and dancing, you got married. Now, it’s time for the romance and relaxation of the honeymoon. The best part of packing for the honeymoon (even if it’s currently a staycation) is picking out what to read. Here are some fun and fabulous honeymoon reads: Recipe for […]

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Rachel’s Reads – July 2020

“The freedom of the open road is seductive, serendipitous and absolutely liberating.” – Aaron Lauritsen The open road can surely beckon. In these crazy times, packing up for a drive seems like a great way to mitigate the wanderlust that has been brewing while staying at home. As Chris Humphrey said, “The road is there, […]

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Rachel’s Reads – Summer Reads

Summer reading is right around the corner! I always look forward to the plethora of books that arrive during the course of the summer (and to hopefully having some extra time to read them). Here are just a few of the books that I am eagerly waiting to get my hands on. The Margot Affair […]

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